ERIC Number: ED077175
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Survey of Special Education Teacher Population of Indiana, Michigan and Ohio with Special Reference to Consultant Effectiveness. Monograph Series No. 5.
Bulgarella, Rosaria A.; Williams, Lois Q.
Reported in the survey (1968) were effects of the regional Instructional Materials Center (IMC) consultant among special education (SE) teacher populations in Indiana, Ohio, and Michigan. Some of the teacher background information compiled from 222 completed questionnaires indicated that over half taught slow learners, had taught handicapped children 8 years or less, were certified in SE, and taught children with an age span of 4 to 6 years. Also, although 61% knew of budgeted amounts for supplementary materials, 22% had little or no part in selection or purchase, and 51% made most of their own materials. Some of the data on the IMC and consultant effects showed the following: that 86% were aware of the IMC, that 31% to 73% who knew about the IMC were unaware of the informational services offered, that of 14% of teachers with consultant contact, half found the contact very helpful, and that 50% could not tell if the IMC was effective, although 3% thought it was highly effective. Of twelve types of materials listed, film loops and single concept films were least familiar, and language reading, or mathematics materials were most familiar (many materials were unfamiliar) to teachers. Teachers who made their own materials tended to agree that commercial materials were more costly and less challenging to students than teacher made materials. (MC)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Regional Instructional Materials Center for Handicapped Children and Youth.